The prototype isn't this shiny, obviously
The prototype isn't this shiny, obviously

For fans of Nintendo and Sony's gaming history, few devices are quite as fascinating as the SNES PlayStation, a unit that was planned as a CD add-on, with a version that would have also incorporated the full package in one box. The emergence of prototype units has been interesting to follow as the mysterious system emerged into view for the public.

Now there's a really interesting look at how the system, or at least the prototype, was constructed. The Ben Heck Show has produced an intriguing breakdown of the hardware - the video includes a history of the unit, and then a full teardown that takes a look at the innards of the system.

Check it out below.

[via youtube.com]